... I hope you have more success than I have. I had a big toe joint replacement two years ago. ... (4 replies)
... allux limitus or hallux rigidus treated conservatively for years but finally had to opt for surgery. A lot of research went into my decision making. Fusion of a joint essentially eliminates the joint. Pain in the joint is relieved as the joint is not there. The problem is that one's gait is altered considerably after fusion. ... (11 replies)
... union option. I wonder if that is the "floppy joint". My doc also wants to take bone from the hip for my fusion. I am so sorry that I had a big toe joint implant in the first place. It never worked, and I had a second one done. I was told the first one was too big. ... (162 replies)
... bearing boot. I got 4 opinions and they are split on the recovery. I had a big toe joint implant gone bad and I am terrified of this surgery. ... (162 replies)
... I need to replace a failed big toe joint implant. Dr. Donelly at the clinic wants to take bone from my hip to fuse the toe. Will it really take a year to heal? ... (14 replies)
... After my joint implant I was in PT for about 6 weeks. ... (4 replies)
... I had bunion surgery on 12/15/06.
I also had a hemi joint implant on the same big toe on 5/18/07.
The stitches came out 5/31/07. I started physical therapy on 6/5/07.
My question is about how long does physical therapy usually last??
Thanks in advance. (4 replies)
... Has anyone out there had a fusion of their big toe joint? ... (2 replies)
... I had a titamium implant in the big toe joint as the cartiledge has goneabout a year ago. Had problems with my balance when I wuld lean off on that foot. ... (11 replies)
... Hi Randy, I just read your post. I'm going through the same thing with my toe replacement of right big toe. I had a joint replacement in June 2010 Podiatrist in Naples...I have had nothing but trouble with it. Second opinion by orthopedic specialist MD. ... (4 replies)
... I had an implant done in Dec 2009 and in March 2011 I had the implant removed and had my MTP joint fused, with a bone graft. ... (16 replies)
... I have certainly learned alot from reading other posts on this board, but I would also like to get feedback on my question of whether to have big toe fusion or the implant. ... (16 replies)
... My big toe was also shortened during my second surgery. You would think the doctor would give a warning that it was going to cause problems later. ... (162 replies)
I hope Sharon posts again soon. She has been through so much and can help inform us of things to come. It looks like you're going to have the same procedure I am and around the same time. Let's keep in touch with each other. (33 replies)
... etter a second time to grasp it all. So happy to hear things are finally working out for you. I am 51 and until the last year and a half, despite arthritis in my big toe, I was flat out. ... (33 replies)
... union on my big toe. ... (33 replies)
... You need to take a deep breath and then put this guy on hold. From what you are saying you have hallux rigidus. You probably have a bump on top of the toe joint. This condition is commonly called runner's toe, tennis toe, turf toe, etc. ... (8 replies)
... literaly. I had an implant and i ended up with a fusion of that joint about 4 years later. the fusion was by far the best thing i did. ... (4 replies)
... usually 4 wweks plus at home exercises which you should not stop until the toe is healed. why did you have an implant and how is it going? ... (4 replies)
... What I have learned about the Keller is that it addresses the loss of cartilege and arthritis in the joint. When you see my xrays, there is almost no joint space left at all. I was told that the cheilectomy will remove the spurs but as the big toe joint moves it's rubbing bone on bone.... ... (10 replies)